As comfy as a topper is, it's more important to invest in a quality mattress for your teen; growing bodies need good spinal and joint support while sleeping for healthy bone development. If they're sleeping on the same mattress they had when they were small, it's time to buy a new one - a mattress needs to be replaced every 7 to 10 years. Choose a topper that will suit your teenager's bed-time needs for extra comfort or support as well as the need for extra insulation or temperature regulation.
Teenagers can be messy, so it's wise to invest in bedding that’s fully washable. Always use a protector over the top of any topper so you can give it a quick wash and tumble-dry when needed. We recommend buying two so you can rotate between washes. In addition, you may want to buy a topper that is easy to wash and dry, although it's best to launder toppers professionally due to their size and weight.